John TOMKINS

Male 1760 - 1832  (72 years)


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  • Name John TOMKINS 
    Born 1760  Arncott, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age from age of death in newspaper report.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 9 Jan 1763  Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Will 1832  Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • PCC and Country Courts
      Executor: Ann Tompkins of Ambrosden Oxford Record Office Register: 4 Folio: 834
    Died 6 Apr 1832  Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 11 Apr 1832  Oddington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • DOUBLE CHECK THIS - ONE OF THEM IS A TYPO!!
    Person ID I2740  Caroline's Tree
    Last Modified 29 May 2019 

    Father Joseph TOMKINS,   d. 1799, Arncott, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne HOPCRAFT,   b. 1742, Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770, Arncott, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1760  Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Marriage: 1760 Ambrosden, Oxford, England
      JOSEPH TOMKINS of Arncott (x)
      ANNE HOPCRAFT (x) minor
      OXF-BIC01 CD for Ambrosden PR
      Witnesses: John Ellitt, Edward Winslow
    Family ID F945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary [TOMPKINS],   b. Est 1762,   d. 1826  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. William TOMPKINS,   b. 1791, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1874, Islip, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Ann TOMPKINS,   b. 1792, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1877, Headington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Elizabeth TOMPKINS,   b. 1794, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1866  (Age 72 years)
     4. Robert TOMPKINS,   b. 1797, Oddington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1871, Headington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Mary TOMPKINS,   b. 1800,   d. 1801  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Swanbourne - there are earlier references to Tompkins than the baptisms of his children. Need to check PR at some point .....
    • Information from Nigel Lambert 11/11/2006
      Robert Tomkins baptised Oddington 28/2/1797, son of John and Mary.

      Robert Tompkins of Oddington married Ann Osborn at Merton on 29/11/1829. She is shown as spinster of this parish but no details of father. Witnesses were Thomas Bonner & Mary Osborn.

      I cannot find baptism of Ann but there was an Osborne family in Merton in the early 1800's, namely James and Ann, farmer.

      John Tomkins baptised at Oddington 31/7/1831, son of Robert and Anne, farmer.

      Also in the village were John and Mary Tomkins (later spelt Tompkins).

      Their daughter Mary was baptised on 13/1/1800 and buried on 19/11/1801.

      Mary Tompkins, age 64, was buried on 21/6/1826.
      John Thompkins, age 71 of Ambroseden was buried on 11/4/1832.

      There were Thompkins at Ambrosden from 1600s.

      An Islip connection comes in when Vernon William Tompkins, 24, farmer of Islip, son of John, married Mary Alice Haynes, 26, spinster of Logg Farm, Oddington, daughter of James E Haynes, farmer at Oddington on 6/12/1910..

      If this is your family I have quite a bit of information on the Haynes side.

      William John Edwin Tompkins , son of Vernon William and Mary Alice, farmer of Islip, was baptised at Oddington on 21/4/1912.

      Marie Elizabeth Alice Tompkins, daughter of above, was baptised on 2/11/1913.
      Hope some of this information is relevant.

      Nigel ----- Original Message ---- From: Caroline O'Neill To: NIGEL LAMBERT
    • Oxfordshire Record Office - Oddington
      Title Lease for 2 years
      Description Parties: (1) John Sawyer of Heyward Lodge, Berkshire, Esquire (2) John Tomkins of Oddington
      Property: farmhouse with lands (field names given) in Oddington containing 330 acres 3 roods 16 perches
      Consideration: £660 per annum
      Date 29/Aug/1815
      Repository Oxfordshire Record Office
      Level Individual document
      Reference E34/D/125

      Oxfordshire Record Office
      Title Counterpart of lease for 21 years
      Description Parties: (1) John Sawyer of Heywood Lodge, Berkshire, Esquire (2) John Tomkyns of Oddington, Yeoman
      Property: farm house, 16 cottages, 345 acres of land (field names given)
      Consideration: £492 per annum
      Comments: annotated with list of fields currently laid down to grass (penalty rent of £100 per acre for land converted to tillage)
      Date 1/Dec/1794
      Repository Oxfordshire Record Office
      Level Individual document
      Reference E34/D/121

      Title Map of the Estate of John Sawyer, and neighbouring allotments at Oddington
      Date 18th Cent
      Level Individual document
      Reference E200/M/1

      Oxfordshire Record OfficeRecord view

      Title ODDINGTON ESTATE RECORDS
      Description Although the records relate to the Manor of Oddington they consist primarily of title deeds and there are no records commonly classed as manorial documents, hence the decision to catalogue them as an estate collection.
      In addition to title deeds, the collection contains leases, wills and a large number of legal papers relating mostly to Chancery actions.
      At the time of cataloguing, the collection was in a disordered state. However, it appears that most of the documents have been collected and preserved as evidence of title (possibly because of the 'ruinous series of Chancery suits' referred to in the Victoria County History for Oxfordshire, Vol 6, pp 278-9). Therefore, in accordance with a professional scheme for the arrangement of estate records (see Journal of the Society of Archivists, vol 13 No 1, Spring 1992, pp 1-7) and in-house cataloguing principles, all records forming evidence of title - excluding the Chancery papers - have been catalogued within a single chronological series.
      At the time of cataloguing, the Chancery papers were found in a state bearing no relation to their original organisation. This point is verified by the existence of numbered labels which were found attached to individual documents or bundles the contents of which bore little or no resemblance to the information on the label. The organisation of the Chancery papers into numbered bundles seems to have post-dated the creation of the documents themselves. By examining the information in the documents an attempt has been made to re-create this structure although the results must be regarded as provisional as it has not been possible to identify the precise origins of every document.
      The history of the title of the Manor is complex and no attempt is made to explain it in detail here. It was the subject of several mortgages and Chancery suits involving its seventeenth-century owners, the Poure and Ewer families. In 1673 the Manor was purchased by Dr Edmund Dickenson, a physician at Oxford University, and passed through his daughter to the Blomberg family. It was purchased by Anthony Sawyer of Heywood (Berks) in 1771 and remained in the family thereafter. A fuller account of these events can be found in the VCH pages referred to above.
      In addition to the complex history of the title the collection provides a unique insight into seventeenth-century legal processes particularly those connected with the Court of Chancery. A useful guide to Chancery proceedings can be found in The National Archives legal records information sheets Nos. 22 & 39.
      The collection was deposited in Oxfordshire Record Office in October 2001 as Accession No. 4915.
      Catalogued by Chris Gilliam, September 2004
      Subject FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS

      Date 1578-1817
      Extent 5 boxes
      Repository Oxfordshire Record Office
      Level Collection
      Reference E34
    • Oxfordshire Record Office
      Papers of the Holloway family of Thame, Oxon
      Catalogue Ref. D203
      Holloway family of Thame, Oxfordshire
      Wakeman family of Warminster, Wiltshire
      Hankins family of Dymock, Gloucestershire

      Holloway Trust [from Administrative History] The legacies in the will of Richard Holloway (12 Aug 1819) were to be paid with funds from the sale of land at Arncott (in the parish of Ambrosden. Oxon), Armscote [Arlescote] (Warwickshire), Calverton and Longwick (in the parish of Princes Risborough). (See D203/10-26)
    • NATIONAL ARCHIVES
      Land Tax Assessments - ref. QSD/L
      FILE - AMBROSDEN - ref. QSD/L/7 - date: 1785 - 1790; 1792 - 1808; 1810; 1812 - 1832
      Records of the Parliament Office, House of Lords
      Records of the Private Bill Office, House of Lords
      House of Lords: Private Bill Office: Original Acts - ref. HL/PO/PB/1
      [Access Conditions] Open. All the Acts for 14 & 15 Hen. VIII and for 21 Hen. VIII have been lacking from the class since the 16th century. Certain other Acts have been lacking since at least 1850. For conservation reasons, a surrogate (ie microfilm or printed version) will be supplied to researcher in the first instance where one exists, rather than the original manuscript.
      Private Acts, 16 George III
      FILE - Private Act, 16 George III, c. 21 - ref. HL/PO/PB/1/1776/16G3n50 - date: 1776
      [from Scope and Content] An Act for dividing and inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and Commonable Lands, within the Township, Hamlets, Precincts or Liberties of Blackburn, in the Parish of Ambrosden, in the County of Oxford.

      Records of the Parliament Office, House of Lords
      Records of the Private Bill Office, House of Lords
      House of Lords: Private Bill Office: Original Acts - ref. HL/PO/PB/1
      [Access Conditions] Open. All the Acts for 14 & 15 Hen. VIII and for 21 Hen. VIII have been lacking from the class since the 16th century. Certain other Acts have been lacking since at least 1850. For conservation reasons, a surrogate (ie microfilm or printed version) will be supplied to researcher in the first instance where one exists, rather than the original manuscript.
      Local, Personal and Private Acts, 54 George III
      FILE - Local and Personal Act, 54 George III, c. ccvii - ref. HL/PO/PB/1/1814/54G3n374 - date: 1814
      [from Scope and Content] An Act for inclosing Lands in Arncott, in the Parish of Ambrosden, in the County of Oxford.

  • Sources 
    1. [S346] PR: Bicester Volume 1.

    2. [S369] Newspaper: Jackson's Oxford Journal.

    3. [S336] PR: Oddington, (OFHS).